In theaters March 2, 2012 from Paramount Pictures’ is Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola’s twisted spin Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the title characters.
Word on the street is that this flick is good, like really good. It’s an original take on the classic fairytale that is set 15 years after the siblings killed the witch who kidnapped them. Hansel and Gretel have now evolved into bounty hunters who pursue witches.
EW premiered the first ever image of both Renner and Arterton in the flick, with the promise of a trailer premiere next Thursday.
“You see a series of flashbacks with their experience of killing that first witch, which is brilliant,” Arterton says of continuing Grimm’s fairytale in flashback form. “The candy house, and the witches are really repulsive and quite frightening. The make-up is out of this world. It’s this bone-chilling scene. Very dark. The girl who plays my character is brilliant, with the horrified expression she has.“